Azure Application Architecture : N-tier

The n-tier (multi-tier) architecture is the traditional three-tier application separate with layers of services that has is own responsibility. It can be a logical or physical layers. The typical layers are the presentation (web), a middle tier (application/business) and the data layer (database). You can add any extra layers depending on the needs of the application or it could also be constituted with the presentation and data layer only.   When to use the n-tier architecture When you have a simple application to build When you want to migrate your […]

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Create a S2S VPN connection using RRAS 2016 between Azure and an on-premise network

A Site-to-Site VPN gateway connection is used to connect your on-premises network to an Azure virtual network over an IPsec/IKE (IKEv1 or IKEv2) VPN tunnel. This type of connection requires a VPN device located on-premises that has an externally facing public IP address assigned to it. The communication between your on-premises VPN device and an Azure VPN gateway is sent through an encrypted tunnel over the internet. Also it exists two others possibilities to connect a cloud environnement with an on-prem one which are P2S (Point-to-site) and ExpressRoute. P2S establish […]

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Azure AD Connect – How to extend your Active Directory Domain to Azure AD ? Part 1 | Password Hash Synchronization

The simplest way to enable authentication for on-premises directory objects in Azure AD. Users can use the same username and password that they use on-premises without having to deploy any additional infrastructure. With PHS, hashes of user passwords are synchronized from on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD, allowing Azure AD to authenticate users with no interaction with the on-premises Active Directory. When passwords are changed or reset on-premises, the new password hashes are synchronized to Azure AD in near real-time so that your users can always use the same password […]

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ADFS – OpenID Connect Configuration

Create a new application group in ADFS with the following configuration : Standalone application > Server application Set a name that will define your application Hit next and copy the client identifier to a notepad, you will need it later. The redirect URI is the server local URI you will use to test your application using Visual Studio. You can use https://localhost:44320 or any local port for the tests. The redirect uri is where the client will be send to after the account authorization is successful. Hit next and select […]

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AAD – How to use Azure SQL Database with Azure Active Directory Authentification

In this post, i will go through the authentification with Azure Active Directory account and Azure SQL Database. Creation of the SQL Server and database In Azure, select the All Services button, search for SQL Server and click the star to add it in your favorites on the left bar. Click the SQL Servers blade and Add Fill the requested information to complete the creation of the SQL server. Proceed next to add a new database to the SQL server. Click New Database Fill the requested information to complete the database […]

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